March 27, 2015
Tufts and Slickers
I've had some busy days at work and not been able to go out to the barn much this week. I have the goal that I should go Tuesdays and Thursdays. Then the other days I should drag myself to the gym!
This Thursday I actually ended a training early so I headed to the barn. On the way out my enthusiasm declined as my stomach started to not feel very well. Once I arrived I decided it would just be a grooming day. Sometimes that's all I want to do. It's never just to get Daenerys pretty but to check her out and relax a bit. It's a form of therapy. She's still shedding a ton but it's funny when I look at her and some areas are nearly smooth while others are desperately clinging to her in fuzzy tufts.
I got to chat with both N and M; lol sounds like Eminem! They both had read my blog and enjoyed it so that made me glow a bit. I received more Manely-Long Hair in the mail so applied the last of my bottle to her mane. It keeps the tangles out and helps with her wavy hair staying a little slick which I'm happy with but not so sure about there not being any build-up. I'll use it more diligently before I give it a final rating.
I played a little with Dani before getting her back to her pasture. I would love to get her backing like David did with his horses; he would back them to their stalls or to the arena and they were quick to respond. It was a great exercise in control and leadership. I still get very slow and lazy movement from Dani but I haven't really spent real time on the Clinton Anderson method of teaching her to back. Time to dust off those DVD's huh?
M played with Dani a little bit too, doing a backwards marching while leading her to get her out of her space. It was cute. I love that we both have our cute Morgan ponies. We plan to ride Saturday and then maybe go look at Equiline for a used Western saddle for her and Scotty. The weather should be fantastic this weekend!